Art and Soul

4.6
4178 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Our kitchen serves simple, honest food that reflects a devotion to quality and responsibility made possible by partnerships with like-minded farmers, artisans and growers who provide products that are sustainably sourced, whenever possible.

Art and Soul exudes true warmth and hospitality. Playful regional elements such as hand-painted farm signs and traditional folk art are also used throughout the space in honor of the D.C. restaurants regional influences. In warmer weather, an expansive front patio provides an al fresco dining option with a fire-pit and grill.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 4178 people are saying
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SaraZ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and welcomed my dog on the patio which was so nice!

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vipJamieG
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon burger is out of this world! Not to mention those thick cut fries - wow!!!
And it came in seven minutes!

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vipFoodies
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Would have liked to see more thanksgiving traditional selections on the menu (greens, sweet potatoes, apple pie, etc.)

Loved the renovated space. Felt very comfortable in a Covid environment. Food was delicious.

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RobynR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The service was good and the server did really well, but the food was not good especially for the price. I will not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Bobby V was amazing. With a toddler we were kind of worried but they were attentive and super accommodating. The food was great, beautifully presented, good portions and fresh. We will definitely be coming back. Atmosphere was just what we were looking for. This will now be our brunch spot. Thank you for the amazing food and service!

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vipdcworker
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Grits were runny. Food was ok, but overpriced for what it was

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DCsbb
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Really expensive for small portions and nothing special. Service was good but they were clearly understaffed. Heavy wine pour was appreciated.

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Whitegyrlfoodie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was ok …the appetizers were good. If you are looking for filling portions I recommend the fried chicken

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Lisamdc
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Restaurant atmosphere was clean and modern. Service was excellent, server was pleasant and helpful. Wheatberry salad was almost a meal in itself. Pork tenderloin was good. Food prices were high, but overall a good choice and would try again.

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vipGraceT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Art and soul obviously treats its employees well. Lots of attentive thoughtful upbeat service. Food is ezcellent always. Even a lovely aromatic wood fire burning outside. Thnx to all.

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vipNMKings
New Mexico
33 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was flavorful and fresh, but a little expensive. If I was a big eater, I would want more food. It was very convenient to Capitol Hill area hotels. Outdoor patio with fire pits is very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Unless the place is busy, making a reservation won’t make a difference. Large portions to match the price, everything we had for dinner was excellent; we went back for brunch.

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Renee
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

When I initially made my reservation, I wasn't able to secure outdoor dining; but was pleasantly surprised when we arrive (party of 5) and a table was available. The food was very good ... we had the shrimp and grits, the salmon, and the swordfish. For dessert, we had the peach cobbler with sour cream ice cream .... a winner; and the bread pudding, which was good but the cobbler was 5 stars! It was a beautiful fall evening, the service was very good; nice ambiance to have a conversation; we had a wonderful time before going to the theater. Highly recommend!

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vipNonnaeatsoutsometimestoo
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was presented well and not huge portions. Everything tasted delicious. The waitstaff was very attentive. One of the best restaurants I’ve been too.

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vipjeepike
E. Tennessee
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food with Art is always great. This location is not up to his standards.

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CindyL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Art & Soul never disappoints! The farmers breakfast was cooked to perfection with eggs, bacon and roasted potatoes. Plus my favorite is the Lemon pancakes. Yummy !!! Jane, was sweet, organized, friendly, pleasant and on top of everything. We always eat here when I’m town.

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vipSomewhatSatisfiedCustomer
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Hidden gem, but service a little slow due to being short staffed. Otherwise, a nice spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Music was a little loud but we were having a business meal.

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vipQueenofFood
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food results were mixed. My pancakes were great but my nephew's meal was not good. My husband liked his farmer's breakfast. The service was great- very friendly and attentive. For old people they need to point out that the QR code will pull up your menu. Also I hate those things. Just give me a menu you can wipe down in between guests.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Quiet Good Food

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ClaudiaL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food! We sat outside on a very nicely appointed patio. Hostess knew that we were dining for a special occasion and greeted us with a big smile and welcome. Food was amazing. This is a sleeper location as it is connected to a hotel. Do not let that dissuade you in the least. The food and service were simply fantastic! We will be back!

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vipKeishaM
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy! The chef is genius!

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vipWilliamS
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

10 minute wait for a reservation. Service was mediocre and inattentive. Food was slow to come out and overly salty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with quick service and amazing drinks!

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MMILLER
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Over all, food was alittle expensive, the dinner menu is very limited. I sat outside. Nice view

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The staff was friendly and we enjoyed our food

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vipDCgal
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the service to food to the ambience was SPECTACULAR! I can't wait to return. Thank you for making my evening so memorable.

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Dani16
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took the family during restaurant week in DC for my daughter’s birthday. The hostess and manager greeted her with birthday wishes as soon as we checked in. The server was great, as was our food! They all brought out a beautifully plated slice of cake with a candle singing happy birthday to my daughter after dinner. Overall this was a great experience!

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vipBClarkeVa
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 adults went for Restaurant Week dinner. We had the Fusilli (1) and the Catfish - both were uniquely good and worth ordering again. We had bread pudding (1) and lemon semifredo (2) - both very good. The Sangria and “mystery wine” were enjoyable too. Good service- overall fun evening out.

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SolM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING RESTAURANT WEEK EXPERIENCE BEST OF THE WEEK THUS FAR

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BLUESTAR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will definitely be returning to Art and Soul. The service was great, the atmosphere was calming, and the food was DELICIOUS! I don't have a single complaint.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the outdoor patio for brunch and had a wonderful time. Food was excellent and the service was great. We had our dog with us and they were so welcoming (there is even a pet menu)!

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perfectteb
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful experience mostly because of the awesome staff. KC our waiter was knowledgeable, personable, and extremely helpful. We enjoyed the shrimp n grits and the salmon. We will certainly be back again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outdoor patio was quiet. Service was prompt and attentive. Overall a delightful dining experience.

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LYR1
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The proteins were great...set-ups/sides not so much. Service was slow...I miss the founder.

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vipJamieF
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner with great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was espectacular and the service was good. Small dishes but excellent food.

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LillianJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. Highly recommended! Delicious, well presented with friendly casual serving.

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vipJanethpink
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I was super excited to try Mr. Smith's restaurant but I was a bit disappointed. Nothing was different or original, I think the fish dish actually gave me a stomachache. Maybe I went in on a bad day. The service was delightful though, we went in on a very slow day and it wasn't hard to make reservations.

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You can order delivery directly from Art and Soul using the Order Online button. Art and Soul also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 393-7777.

Art and Soul is rated 4.6 stars by 4178 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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